"The sacred idiom shorn of its referents": An Apophatic Reading of The Road

With some parallels to current postsecular interpretations of literature, this apophatic reading examines The Road's negations, hints, and images to point out that even in the novel's bleak world, some suggestions of God shine through, providing readers and characters encouragement for the...

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Published in:Christianity & literature
Main Author: Nisly, L. Lamar 1968-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press [2019]
In: Christianity & literature
Year: 2019, Volume: 68, Issue: 2, Pages: 311-324
IxTheo Classification:CD Christianity and Culture
NBC Doctrine of God
Further subjects:B apophatic theology
B The Road
B Cormac McCarthy
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:With some parallels to current postsecular interpretations of literature, this apophatic reading examines The Road's negations, hints, and images to point out that even in the novel's bleak world, some suggestions of God shine through, providing readers and characters encouragement for the journey. Despite the devastated landscape and the apparent hopelessness, the novel's questions and suggestions invite readers to consider the possibility that a divine spark may still be present.
ISSN:2056-5666
Contains:Enthalten in: Christianity & literature
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0148333118784746